Making the world a

better place

Scouts have been making a difference in their local communities for many years. Today we continue that tradition, supporting and encouraging young people to give back to society through volunteering, charity work or community-based projects.

Starting to talk about issues, such as disability, at a young age is crucial to show children and young adults that people face different challenges throughout their life.

Daniel, Cub Leader

We had training in how to recognise dementia and how to give people a little hand if we noticed they were struggling. We went to a demntia care centre and sat and chatted with people.

Marc, Explorer, 17

A Million Hands

A Million Hands is our nationwide initiative to mobilise half a million Scouts in the UK to support four social issues chosen by young people – dementia, disability, mental wellbeing and resilience, and clean water and sanitation. In Scotland, we’re working with six charity partners to help young people learn more about these issues and inspire them to take action in their own communities and beyond. Together, we believe we can make a difference to people’s lives.

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Our charity partners

We are proud to partner with six charities to raise awareness of the issues that are important to young people. Many of our Scouts have had opportunities to work with our charity partners, delivering projects that have made a difference in their communities. 

Alzheimer Scotland

Guide Dogs

Leonard Cheshire Disability


Scottish Waterways Trust

Water Aid

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